Sasha McHale dies at 23

This is terrible news (via the Strib):

Sasha McHale, the daughter of Houston Rockets coach and former Timberwolves executive Kevin McHale, died on Saturday at age 23.

McHale has been on leave from his job as Houston’s coach to be with Sasha as she battled the auto-immune disease lupus.

Kevin McHale is an awesome guy. Lupus is a rotten, rotten disease. This is awful; not much else to say. Here’s Glen Taylor’s statement on the matter:

On behalf of the entire Minnesota Timberwolves organization, we are extremely saddened to learn about the passing of Sasha. While Kevin was with our organization, we all watched Sasha grow up, and become an outstanding young woman. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin, Lynn and the entire McHale family.

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  1. Shawn says:

    No parent and I mean NO parent should ever be around to watch one of their own kids pass away. That is horrible. My deepest sympathies go out to the McHale familiy.

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